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Expert panel to help DRDO prepare for futuristic battles, defence needs

DRDO chief G Satheesh Reddy has constituted a five-member committee and asked it to submit its report within 45 days.
A DRDO delegation met defence minister Rajnath Singh on Monday and briefed him on the 108 defence items identified for local production by the industry to achieve self-reliance in the defence sector. (Photo: @DRDO_India)
A DRDO delegation met defence minister Rajnath Singh on Monday and briefed him on the 108 defence items identified for local production by the industry to achieve self-reliance in the defence sector. (Photo: @DRDO_India)
Updated on Aug 26, 2020 11:00 PM IST
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Bharat Forge welcomes India’s import ban on 101 defence items, calls it a ‘strategic step’

Chairman and managing director Baba Kalyani called the decision a strategic step that will “propel the Atmanirbhar Bharat narrative and bolster Indian defence equipment manufacturing industry”.
Baba Kalyani, chairman and managing director of Bharat Forge.
Baba Kalyani, chairman and managing director of Bharat Forge.
Updated on Aug 09, 2020 04:54 PM IST
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FDI limit hiked, restriction on weapons import for self-reliance in defence

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the FDI limit in the defence manufacturing sector under the automatic route would be hiked from 49% to 74% subject to security clearances.
Imports account for 60-65% of the country’s military requirements and it has signed contracts worth billions of dollars during the last decade for weapons and systems including fighter jets, air defence missile systems, submarine hunter planes, attack helicopters, heavy-lift choppers and lightweight howitzers. (HT photo)
Imports account for 60-65% of the country’s military requirements and it has signed contracts worth billions of dollars during the last decade for weapons and systems including fighter jets, air defence missile systems, submarine hunter planes, attack helicopters, heavy-lift choppers and lightweight howitzers. (HT photo)
Updated on May 16, 2020 09:52 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRahul Singh | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi

DRDO conducts two successful flight tests of Pinaka missiles

Pinaka Missile System developed by Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) was again successfully tested off the Odisha coast.
Pinaka Missile System developed by Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) was again successfully tested off the Odisha coast on Friday. The extended range version of the missile can hit targets at 90 km.((ANI Photo))
Pinaka Missile System developed by Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) was again successfully tested off the Odisha coast on Friday. The extended range version of the missile can hit targets at 90 km.((ANI Photo))
Published on Dec 20, 2019 08:15 PM IST
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IIT-BHU to supply know-how to defence corridor in UP

This centre will provide support in terms of the latest defence manufacturing technologies, training and skill development of manpower required for industrial units in the corridor.
A defence research centre, known as Malaviya Centre of Excellence for Defence Corridor, is coming up on premises of the IIT-BHU.
A defence research centre, known as Malaviya Centre of Excellence for Defence Corridor, is coming up on premises of the IIT-BHU.
Published on Sep 15, 2019 02:06 PM IST
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